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The 2017 MLB season is now in full swing and so are the 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings.

It feels pretty good to be able to say that. Now we are past the “Holy crap, baseball is back!” phase and can now enjoy the rest of a long, awesome season.

Another thing that this means is that we can start taking hot and cold starts seriously.

Sure there will be players whose performances won’t end up being representative of what is in store from them for the rest of the season. However, we are at the point now that hot starts could easily really be breakouts and cold starts could be busts.

With that being said, there is a lot of movement in these weeks rankings due to passing this sample-size threshold. Before we reveal the entire Top 200 from this weeks 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings, let’s take a closer look at a few of the players that had some extra movement in the rankings this week.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Stock Up

Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians

Michael Brantley came into this season with plenty of sleeper upside. Last season, he was a sleeper because of a shoulder injury that would force him to miss a good chunk of the start of the 2016 season. When he returned, he ended up needing a second surgery. However, this was a player who was one of the top outfielders in the majors before his injury. Savvy Fantasy owners scooped him up in the hopes that he could stay healthy for the 2017 season.

So far this season, the Indians have managed him cautiously and given him plenty of off days, but he has played extremely well. He is batting .297 with 11 runs scored, 15 RBI, four HRs and four SBs through 19 games. He is looking healthy, and that should result in very good production for the rest of the year.

Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals

Remember the last time Ryan Zimmerman was actually good? He has had a long, good career, but hasn’t been an elite player since the 2009-2010 seasons and hasn’t been productive at all since 2013. Since then, he has been a disappointment, struggling to stay on the field and struggling to produce when he did. Well, this year he has been baseball’s top redemption story.

Right now, Zimmerman leads the entire majors in batting average, hits, RBI, slugging percentage, total bases and OPS. He is tied with Eric Thames for the lead in home runs. His stats on the season are as follows: .410/.456/.892 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI and 19 runs scored. He is due for regression once he cools off from his ridiculous April. But at this point, it is fair to say that he still will carry value for the rest of the season. It may be a long-shot, but he could even have a career best year. You never know with baseball.

 

Stock Down

Aaron Sanchez, SP, Toronto Blue Jays

Following an amazing 2016 season, many expected Aaron Sanchez to be a contender for the Cy Young award this season. Sanchez went out on his first start of the year and dominated the Rays in a seven inning four-hitter in which he only gave up one run. However, he got blown up in is next start. After the game, he was placed on the 10-day DL with a blister on his right middle-finger. He underwent a minor procedure where he has part of one of his fingernails removed (don’t ask me how that would help his blister) and he returned to the mound to the mound on April 30.

It was said that he would be on a pitch limit, but he never reached it. He was pulled after one inning after suffering a setback to the same finger. This time it being due to a split nail on the finger. Wow, I guess the procedure didn’t work out after all. Either way, Sanchez had been dealing with blister problems since March and those are never good (see Rich Hill). It is also never good to have two trips to the DL this early in the season. It isn’t time to panic, but he does lose a bit of value in this weeks rankings.

Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers

After a very good season last year, Rougned Odor seemed primed to take the next step in becoming one of the game’s top second basemen. However, after a hot first week or so that showed that he might fully breakout this season, he has cooled off tremendously.

Not only has he cooled off, but he turned a hot streak into an ice-cold one. Now his stats on the the season lie at an abysmal .194/.242/.376 with four home runs, 13 RBI and nine runs scored. Odor obviously has plenty of time to turn it back around, but you have to be a little bit worried to see his batting average under .200 at this point in the season.

 

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

RankNameTeamPositions
1Mike TroutLAACF
2Bryce HarperWSHRF
3Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
4Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
5Jose AltuveHOU2B
6Kris BryantCHC1B,3B,LF,RF
7Mookie BettsBOSRF
8Clayton KershawLADSP
9Manny MachadoBAL3B,SS
10Josh DonaldsonTOR3B
11Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
12Anthony RizzoCHC1B
13Miguel CabreraDET1B
14Freddie FreemanATL1B
15Max ScherzerWSHSP
16Charlie BlackmonCOLCF
17Corey SeagerLADSS
18Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B
19A.J. PollockARICF
20Chris SaleBOSSP
21Francisco LindorCLESS
22Joey VottoCIN1B
23Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
24Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
25Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
26Robinson CanoSEA2B
27Corey KluberCLESP
28Jake ArrietaCHCSP
29Wil MyersSD1B,RF
30Ryan BraunMILLF
31Carlos CorreaHOUSS
32George SpringerHOUCF,RF
33Brian DozierMIN2B
34Yu DarvishTEXSP
35Christian YelichMIALF,CF
36Dee GordonMIA2B
37Jonathan VillarMIL2B,3B,SS
38Giancarlo StantonMIARF
39Jon LesterCHCSP
40Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
41Justin VerlanderDETSP
42Jacob DeGromNYMSP
43Xander BogaertsBOSSS
44Chris ArcherTBSP
45Edwin EncarnacionCLE1B,DH
46Kenley JansenLADRP
47Ian KinslerDET2B
48Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
49Buster PoseySFC,1B
50Trevor StoryCOLSS
51Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF,RF
52Chris DavisBAL1B
53Adrian BeltreTEX3B
54Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B,LF
55DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
56Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
57Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
58Billy HamiltonCINCF
59Justin UptonDETLF,CF
60Matt HarveyNYMSP
61Johnny CuetoSFSP
62Miguel SanoMIN3B,RF,DH
63J.T. RealmutoMIAC
64Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
65Zach BrittonBALRP
66Carlos MartinezSTLSP
67Carlos CarrascoCLESP
68Cole HamelsTEXSP
69Gary SanchezNYYC
70Zack GreinkeARISP
71David PriceBOSSP
72Ian DesmondCOLLF,CF
73Adam JonesBALCF
74Rougned OdorTEX2B
75J.D. MartinezDETRF
76Marcell OzunaMIALF,CF,RF
77Gerrit ColePITSP
78Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,RF,DH
79Kyle SeagerSEA3B
80Kyle HendricksCHCSP
81Edwin DiazSEARP
82Evan LongoriaTB3B
83Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
84Seung-Hwan OhSTLRP
85Jose BautistaTORRF,DH
86Craig KimbrelBOSRP
87Jay BruceNYM1B,RF
88Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
89Julio TeheranATLSP
90Kenneth GilesHOURP
91Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
92Wade DavisCHCRP
93Jonathan LucroyTEXC,1B
94Jose AbreuCWS1B
95Carlos SantanaCLE1B,DH
96Rick PorcelloBOSSP
97Jose QuintanaCWSSP
98Willson ContrerasCHCC,LF
99Adam DuvallCINLF,RF
100Michael BrantleyCLELF
101Eric HosmerKC1B
102Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
103Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
104Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
105Andrew McCutchenPITCF,RF
106Anthony RendonWSH3B
107Danny SalazarCLESP
108Marcus StromanTORSP
109Michael FulmerDETSP
110Justin TurnerLAD3B
111Cody AllenCLERP
112Aledmys DiazSTLSS
113Mark TrumboBALRF,DH
114Salvador PerezKCC
115Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS,LF,CF
116Kyle SchwarberCHCC,LF
117Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF
118Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
119Jeurys FamiliaNYMRP
120Addison RussellCHCSS
121Greg HollandCOLRP
122Lorenzo CainKCCF,RF
123Danny DuffyKCSP,RP
124Tanner RoarkWSHSP
125Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
126Mark MelanconSFRP
127Kelvin HerreraKCRP
128Lance McCullersHOUSP
129Felix HernandezSEASP
130James PaxtonSEASP
131Roberto OsunaTORRP
132Adrian GonzalezLAD1B
133Aaron SanchezTORSP
134Rich HillLADSP
135Jameson TaillonPITSP
136Andrew MillerCLERP
137Jake LambARI3B
138Matt KempATLLF,RF
139Odubel HerreraPHICF
140Hunter PenceSFRF
141Kevin GausmanBALSP
142John LackeyCHCSP
143Joe PanikSF2B
144Madison BumgarnerSFSP
145Eduardo NunezSF3B,SS
146Andrew BenintendiBOSLF,CF
147Jason HeywardCHCCF,RF
148David PeraltaARIRF
149Robbie RayARISP
150Alexander ColomeTBRP
151Yasmany TomasARILF,RF
152Elvis AndrusTEXSS
153Brandon CrawfordSFSS
154Francisco RodriguezDETRP
155Aaron JudgeNYYRF
156Stephen PiscottySTLCF,RF
157Mike MoustakasKC3B
158Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
159Joc PedersonLADCF
160Cesar HernandezPHI2B
161Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF
162Eugenio SuarezCIN3B
163Yangervis SolarteSD2B,3B
164Starling MartePITLF,CF
165Nomar MazaraTEXLF,RF
166David RobertsonCWSRP
167Kenta MaedaLADSP
168Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
169Todd FrazierCWS1B,3B
170Maikel FrancoPHI3B
171Kole CalhounLAARF
172Jarrod DysonSEALF,CF,RF
173Nick CastellanosDET3B
174Aaron NolaPHISP
175Drew PomeranzBOSSP
176Manuel MargotSDCF
177Jackie BradleyBOSCF
178Ervin SantanaMINSP
179Joe RossWSHSP
180Joey GalloTEX3B
181A.J. RamosMIARP
182Yasiel PuigLADRF
183Michael PinedaNYYSP
184Jason KipnisCLE2B
185Brad MillerTB1B,2B,SS
186Jake OdorizziTBSP
187Matt MooreSFSP
188Neftali FelizMILRP
189Neil WalkerNYM2B
190Randal GrichukSTLLF,CF
191Victor MartinezDET1B,DH
192Mark ReynoldsCOL1B
193Keon BroxtonMILCF
194Kevin KiermaierTBCF
195Yasmani GrandalLADC
196Brandon FinneganCINSP
197Jayson WerthWSHLF
198Wilson RamosTBC
199Alex BregmanHOU3B
200Mitch HanigerSEALF,CF,RF

 

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Josh is a current student at Las Lomas High School in California. This is his second year writing for the So-Called Fantasy Experts. He has been an avid fantasy player for a long time and loves writing. If you have any fantasy related questions, be sure to ask him on Twitter @SCFE_Josh.
Josh Morgan
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Josh is a current student at Las Lomas High School in California. This is his second year writing for the So-Called Fantasy Experts. He has been an avid fantasy player for a long time and loves writing. If you have any fantasy related questions, be sure to ask him on Twitter @SCFE_Josh.

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